Barb Fuller, MA, RD, LD, Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Wellness Human Sciences Extension and Outreach with Iowa State Extension gave a “Food Preservation 101” presentation. Barb gave great up to date information on canning, freezing and food dehydrating to preserve all of those great foods of summer.
Dr. Paul Kite, DC presented information on proper posture while sitting at a desk. He also provided some exercises to help undue the stress of sitting.
* July Lunch and Learn was by Eat Fit Go. McKenna and Courtney provided a Power Point presentation, answered questions and gave tips on healthy eating. They also gave out samples, menus, and discount mailers.
Sanders ATA Martial Arts Shane Sanders presented information on self defense and personal safety. Shane demonstrated several self defense moves and had the employees practice them. He also explained how to be aware of your surroundings for personal safety.
Mike Uhrlab and Megan Higgins from Flex Physical Therapy discussed a Power Point presentation concerning obesity and metabolic syndrome. They provided much information on the negative effects of sugar in the body, how our body stores fat and much more. See the Power Point Presentation for more information.
Marlys Lien from the Council Bluffs Public Library provided some very useful information about their online library. She discussed several different sites used to download movies, music, audio books, ebooks and more. Library users are able to download this information with their library card. Attached is a list of the sites used by the library.
* Notes from the Lunch and Learn on January 12, 2017 from the YMCA
The YMCA offers many activities and programs to members or nonmembers. Please visit their website at www.metroymca.org. A program that not many may know of is that the YMCA offers Medically Based Wellness Programs available for anyone (member or nonmember) that meet the requirements of the program. Individuals that enroll in any of the Medically Based Wellness Programs may be eligible for a free membership to the YMCA for the duration of the program. Pamphlets are available from Elizabeth Glenn in the Board of Supervisors.